Online film streaming platform FilmDoo is now in partnership with distributors Retro Afrika Bioscope, an independent label of Gravel Road Entertainment Group dedicated to locating, acquiring, restoring and re-releasing the forgotten and discarded classics of African cinema.
The twenty plus South African features FilmDoo is releasing internationally 1st April range from cherished childhood comedies, bracing action films and provocative race dramas that were met with stern opposition in the apartheid government.
“We at Gravel Road are very excited in releasing several of our digitally restored Retro Afrika Bioscope titles on FilmDoo.com,” reports Gravel Road CEO Benjamin Cowley, “Many of our films have never been seen outside the borders of South Africa, and with FilmDoo, they will now finally be accessible to African cinema lovers globally.”
FilmDoo co-founder Weerada Sucharitkul expresses similar enthusiasm: “We’re thrilled to be showcasing these lost gems from South Africa. The work that Gravel Road is doing is right in step with what we’re trying to accomplish at FilmDoo and we’re excited to bring these works some long overdue international exposure.”
Learn More about Retro Afrika Bioscope and their selection of films here.